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Submitted by jar155 307d ago | opinion piece

Sorry Cliffy B, but Microsoft wasn't ready to usher in a new digital era

Cliff Bleszinski lashed out at gamers via Twitter as a show of disappointment with Microsoft's decision to repeal their anti-used game and lending policies. Here's why he is wrong to do so. (Cliff Bleszinski, Microsoft, Xbox One)

Saints94  +   307d ago
Cliff lashed at the people who buy his crap? How important does he think he is?
Relientk77  +   307d ago
He thinks he's the most important person in the video game industry
The_Infected  +   307d ago
He should crank that chainsaw gun up from Gears and shove it up his ass. He's so freaking annoying!
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   307d ago
@Relientk77 Its funny because he legitimately thinks he is.
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NameRemoved0017  +   307d ago
Cliffy B is always full of crap.

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Smkt  +   307d ago
who cares.. he got his bitch ass fired ages ago. hasn't done anything but bitch and moan since then.
JC_Denton  +   307d ago
He made Gears of War and cites Miyamoto as his biggest influence. He's basically gaming's Michael Bay.
badz149  +   307d ago
usher...
is this some kind of a pun?
s8anicslayer  +   307d ago
I bet cliffy was very vocal to Microsoft about DRM and gave his two sense in when the Xbone went in to R&D. I will no doubt buy an Xbone but not at launch
o-Sunny-o  +   307d ago
Another episode of Devs gone wild...
badz149  +   307d ago
more like
going full retard!

never go full retard, Cliff!
Bonerboy  +   307d ago
"Never go full retard" you say?
I laughed, therefore a bubble vote for you sir.
ashade  +   307d ago
lol, funny to sse what this guy protect so hard now give him a huge middle finger straight to his face
Relientk77  +   307d ago
Cliffy B, you and Microsoft were wrong for your always online, 24 hour check-ins, and DRM. Get over it.
MariaHelFutura  +   307d ago
You could "Family Share" on the PS3 w/ 5 PS3s. Now you can only share w/ 2 PS3. Microsoft took away "Family Share" to punish you, not because they had too. Hardcore Xbox fans are in abusive relationship w/ Microsoft, They slap you down, you blame everyone else and go crawling back.
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ashade  +   307d ago
you forgot to add, sharing the game with your family member like the library, it'll be huge, will have alot of book, but the library have the return date, hence the 60 minute restrict (aka time trial)
yewles1  +   307d ago
I didn't know a digital era equated to 1984...
The_Infected  +   307d ago
Microsoft was read but the industry wasn't is more like it. Especially with Gamestop playing a huge role in Microsoft changing their plans.
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Hicken  +   307d ago
Microsoft wasn't ready, either. All they were doing was forcing the online and digital. They weren't at all planning to cut prices to compensate, or give any of the other benefits that should come with digital.

They just wanted the part that meant they could have lots of control. Any benefits to the gamer were an afterthought.
Chupa-Chupa  +   307d ago
Guy wants to stay relevant.
Wintersun616  +   307d ago
You mean become relevant again? It's been quite a while already since he last was relevant.
TrevorPhillips  +   307d ago
I dislike Cliffy B, he thinks he's all that
johnsonbat  +   307d ago
Hey, you know how you turned all that water into wine and what not, any chance you could turn Cliffy B's whine into stfu juice?
Theyellowflash30  +   307d ago
But they were ready to bring Usher to E3!

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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   307d ago
So he can't voice his opinions because he's an EX dev but people on n4g who mostly likely never made a game can? That's some crazy ish!!!
Viper7  +   307d ago
"If this industry can't find a way to make money off the primary market -- even with DLC and exclusive pre-order content and HD re-releases and map packs and online passes and annualized sequels and "expanding the audience" and AAA advertising and forced multiplayer -- then, if I may be so blunt, fuck it." - Faceless007

http://neogaf.com/forum/sho...

It's not for the developers or publishers to decide what's the best for the industry, that decision is solely for the consumers.
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denero1  +   307d ago
For misdirected people like cliffy b and devs and journalist that support these type of actions you will always come under the consumer first we guide innovation

it starts with us we fund your innovation on us your dreams are only envisioned when we give it the okay
Bolts  +   307d ago
Cliff B, Microsoft and the publishers can go take a hike. Their DRM logic doesn't make an ounce of sense. If the car industry, the music industry, and the movie industry doesn't have the right to profit from my used goods then what gives them the fucking right?

What make the greedy bastards from the gaming industry so special that they get to tell me what to do with the products that I already legally own?
Hayabusa 117  +   307d ago
Very well said. The whole "shared library" benefit is just another speculative scenerio IMO. They didn't even announce it until the first wave of complaints came in. I think such a sharing system would've impacted first-hand sales, and I bet one of the reasons Microsoft reversed their decision was because they realised the shared game library would be unfeasible. Just like Sony reduced their digital sharing plan on the PS3 from being able to install a game in 5 consoles down to 2. It was never hardwired into the Xbox One from the beginning, they made it up after the X1's announcement to garner good PR and they had no idea how it would work and what the repercussions would've been.

I think it's far more likely that Microsoft would've change the shared games library feature than them going back on their word now and re-implementing DRM after the Xbox One's launch. It would simply be corporate suicide if they did. They've proven they fear the backlash so it isn't likely they'll do anything to stir it up again.
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yeahokchief  +   307d ago
YEah CLIFFORD B HATE TRAIN.

I'm aBORED. CHOOO CHOOO!

Another stupid egotistic WHITE BOY running his mouth who thinks he's gods gift to gaming for making some platform exclusive third person shooter. whooptifreakindo. heres your award. shut up and go away.
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Muigi  +   307d ago
Cliffy B is just trolling. Back in your cave I say!
Npugz7  +   307d ago
Cliffy b is that annoying fly that just won't go away!
pabadamus1  +   307d ago
Very well written. Cliffy B is definitely out of touch and appears to hate the hand that feeds him. A smart man would side with consumers or keep his views to himself. His views have been proven to be antigamer and pro establishment. He is a selfish, conceited idiot who would have us sacrifice our rights so he and his more affluent friends can make more money.
quenomamen  +   307d ago
Ooh they where ready, till the bean counters started looking at the pre order numbers. Thats what it was all about, they could less what gamers want.

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